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Channel 4 subtitles outage breached licence, Ofcom rules

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Channel 4 breached the conditions of its broadcast licence by failing to provide enough subtitled programming to some viewers in autumn 2021 after a sonic boom destroyed equipment used to broadcast its programmes, the...

Puerto Rico power outage plunges over 1 million into darkness

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More than 1 million customers in Puerto Rico remained without electricity on Thursday after a fire at a main power plant caused the biggest blackout so far this year across the US territory, forcing it to cancel class...

Australia news live updates: two bodies recovered after Blue Mountains landslide; Optus mobile network outage; 29 Covid deaths

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Queensland vaccination rules to ease further from 14 April; two bodies recovered from Blue Mountains; Australia imposes new sanctions on Russia as foreign and defence ministers label Putin a ‘war criminal’; major Optu...

Australia internet outage: 15,000 major news and government websites affected by .au error

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More than 15,000 Australian websites, including major news sites and government department pages, were taken offline by a major outage on Tuesday. An error in the Domain Name System, often referred to as the phonebook...

‘This is rocket science’: micrometeorite collision blamed for NBN satellite internet outage

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A micrometeorite slamming into a satellite was the likely cause of a seven-hour outage for NBN Co internet users in December, a Senate hearing has been told. About 46,500 of NBN Co’s 112,000 satellite users in regiona...

Ofcom to investigate Channel 4 over weeks-long subtitles outage

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Channel 4 will have to explain why it failed to provide subtitles to viewers for several weeks last year, after key parts of its output were knocked off air in September following a fire alarm that inadvertently destr...

App outage locks hundreds of Tesla drivers out of cars

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Hundreds of Tesla drivers were locked out of their cars at the start of the weekend after the manufacturer’s mobile app suffered an outage – and dozens voiced their complaints on social media. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief...

Snapchat outage leaves users unable to send or receive messages

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Snapchat, the messaging app that has been engaged in a battle with its rival TikTok, went down for tens of thousands of users on Wednesday. Difficulties with accessing the Snapchat app, as well as sending or receivin...

Lebanon hit by electricity outage expected to last several days

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Lebanon’s electricity grid collapsed on Saturday after its two main power plants ran out of fuel, plunging much of the crisis-ridden country into darkness for at least two days. The nationwide blackout marks a new low...

Facebook and Instagram says issues now fixed after second outage in a week

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Facebook has said that issues that blocked access to its apps and services for some users have been fixed. The problems, which lasted around two hours on Friday, came days after the social media giant suffered a six-h...

For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death

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Regulators in the US, UK and the EU are gearing up to probe Facebook over anticompetitive practices, its impact on the mental health of children and its destabilising impact on democracies. As these investigations beg...

Facebook explains error that caused global outage

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Facebook has said an error during routine maintenance of its network of data centers caused a cascade of problems that took down its platforms for more than six hours on Monday. In a blogpost published on Tuesday, San...

Facebook outage highlights global over-reliance on its services

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From bereft Brazilians to relaxed Russians and internet-savvy Indians, Facebook’s outage highlighted the dependence much of the world has developed on its social media products, and put the spotlight on its global pow...

‘It was scary at first’: social media users on the Facebook outage

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram experienced an outage that left users around the world unable to access the social media platforms for nearly six hours on Monday and Tuesday. The outage was one of the worst Facebook ...

Facebook outage: what went wrong and why did it take so long to fix after social platform went down?

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Facebook and its other platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down globally for close to six hours on Monday and Tuesday, depending on your time zone. As services are being restored, questions ar...

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outage

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Facebook has admitted that its users are having “trouble accessing our apps” after its network of services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were hit by an outage in several countries, including the UK and the US, af...

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